Monday, 20 November 2017

Industrial Chic and Oxides

Hi Bloggers.

I have one last sample featuring dies from the Industrial Chic Collection (I do actually have one more but that's for my workshop on Saturday).

For the background, I started by scrunching up a piece of Coconut White Card. I opened it out an touched the peaks of the card with Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide. I misted with water and left it a couple of minutes for the ink to move a little. I then ironed it with my Encaustic Iron to flatten out my card and stop the ink from moving any more. I used the crackle stamp from Lisa Horton's Textures  Stamp Set and stamped it several times on my background using Frayed Burlap Oxide. I distressed the edges of my background with a Woodware Edge Crimper and then edged with Frayed Burlap Oxide using a Smoothie. I matted onto Black Card and then Coconut White Card.

I cut die #1 from the Industrial Chic Background into a strip of Chestnut Card twice. I glued it to a piece of Black Card and then trimmed to fit my background. I glued it in place.

I cut die #3 from the Industrial Chic Frame & Tag Die Set out of Black Card and the Ransom Note Birthday Die out of Chestnut Card.

I completed my card by adding some elements from the Industrial Chic Mixed Essentials cut from Chestnut and Black Card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Discover Industrial Chic

Hi Bloggers.

I have another card to share with you featuring Sue Wilson's Industrial Chic Collction -

The background was leftover from a demo I did and is made from Watercolour Card with some Misters and Masks. I've cut it to size using a die from Sue Wilson's Double Stitched Rectangles Die Set and matted onto Black Card and then Coconut White Card.

I cut die #3 from the Industrial Chic Background Die Set out of of piece of Coconut White Card and added it t my background.

I stamped the gorgeous Mr. Vintage Inventor onto Coconut White Card using Onyx Black Versfine Ink. I cut him out using scissors leaving a thin border around him. I cut the wings from the Industrial Chic Mixed Essentials Die Set out of Steel Pearl Card and glued them behind my man. I added him to the centre of my frame using CE Mounting Cushion.

I cut the sentiment from the Inspirational Words Die Set out of Steel Pearl Card and added him to my card using glue and a little CE Mounting Cushion.

Thank you for all your kind comments and messages about Smokey.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Industrial Chic One Day Special continues today

Hi Bloggers.

Back from a great beady week - I will share some photos next week, after I've had chance to take some pics. Unfortunately, our cat, Smokey, died on Tuesday. It was very sudden. A neighbour found her and brought her round to our house. The vet thinks that she had a heart attack. Totally unexpected as she was very healthy, very active and only 10 years old 😿. I've put a couple of pics of Smokey at the end of this post.

Lisa Horton continues with her One Day Special on Hochanda today with Sue Wilson's Industrial Chic Collection with shows at 9am, 1pm and 5pm.

Here's another card that I made featuring the dies -

The background was one that I made as a demo at the recent workshop I ran with Leonie Pujol.

I dusted a piece of Coconut White Card with an Anti-Static Pad. I stamped some of the stamps from the Woodware Pocket Watches Stamp Set using Onyx Black Versafine Ink. I added CS Matt Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. I misted a little CS Phill Martin Misters in Sunshine Yellow, Lime Burst and Purple Paradise onto my background. I dabbed off excess ink with a little Kitchen Roll which also transferred a little of the ink to other areas. I inked around the edges with CS Lime Burst Colour Cloud using a Smoothie. I misted a little of the Purple Paradise Mister onto my Craft Sheet and picked it up with a paint brush to colour the butterflies. I repeated the process with Lime Burst and coloured some of the areas on the pocket watches. I matted onto Black Card and then Coconut White.

I cut the sentiment from the Inspirational Words die set out of Black Gloss Card.

I cut the Industrial Chic Swirl out of Black Gloss Card.

I cut the head from the Industrial Chic Mixed Essentials out of Black Gloss Card.

I'm offering 10% off items from Lisa's shows on my website. You can find them here. Please enter STEAMPUNK in the discount code box at checkout to activate your discount. Offer valid till midnight tonight or while stocks last.




Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Friday, 17 November 2017

Lisa Horton One Day Special Shows on Hochanda today

Hi Bloggers.

Lisa Horton is launching a new One Day Special on Hochanda at 6pm. I have made a few samples for the shows so I'm sharing one today -

The background has been created by mopping up waste Distress Oxide Inks. Whatever ink was left on my Craft Sheet has been misted with water and picked up onto a piece of Milk Card. The colours on there are Broken China, Fired Brick and Vintage Photo.

I stamped some cogs from an old very loved stamp set from Creative Expressions Stamp Set called Vintage Inventor using Fired Brick and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide. I placed the Creative Expressions Vintage Diamond Mini Stencil on the bottom right of my background and spread some CS Clear Texture Paste through it. I repeated this in the top left hand side and put aside to dry.

I wondered if the Distress Oxide Ink would ride to the surface of the Texture Paste but it did not - this could have been because the background ink had been really dry (from a demo). If it had just been made then perhaps some of the ink might have moved in the Texture Paste? Something to try!

Once my Texture Paste was dry, I placed the Mini Stencil back on top and inked through with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide to make the design a bit more prominent.

I went around the edges with a Woodware Edge Crimper and then edged with Vintage Photo and Fired Brick Distress Oxides. I matted onto Black Card and then Milk Card.

I cut dies #2 and #3 together from the Industrial Chic Background out of Milk Card twice.

I cut the largest die in the Industrial Chic Frame & Tag Die Set out of Chestnut Card. I cut the Ransom Note Birthday Die out of some more of my mopped up ink card.

I painted a Flourish Pop-em with Tarnished Silver CS Shimmer Paint. I added Marigold CS Metallic Lustre Paint - I added a good thick coat. I heated it and it bubbled a bit. I then added some Chocolate Gold CS Metallic Lustre Paint - again quite a thick coat. I heated it and it bubbled some more. Looks good, doesn't it?

I cut a few of the dies from the Industrial Chic Mixed Essentials Die Set out of Black Gloss Card.

I'm offering 10% off items from the shows on my website. You can find them here. Please enter STEAMPUNK in the discount code box at checkout to activate your discount. Offer valid till midnight tomorrow night or while stocks last. Lisa has another show at 8pm tonight and then more shows at 9am, 1pm and 5pm tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Industrial Chic Sneak Peek

Hi Bloggers.

Lisa Horton is launching a new One Day Special on Hochanda tomorrow with the first set of dies from Sue Wilson's November Release. I had a little time so I have made some samples for the shows. I thought I would share one with you today -

My background was one that I created at a demo. I used a piece of Heat Emboss Acetate. I added some CS Glue to it. I misted with water and used my finger to spread the glue all over. I then sprinkled CS Pixies Powders all over, completely covering all of the glue. If I remember correctly, I used Aqua Lagoon, Purple Violet, Candy Pink and Pewter. I misted lightly with water and then sprinkled some CS Sparkle Star Diamond Frost and CS Silver Chrome Glitterbitz over. I scrunched up a piece of White Tissue Paper, opened it out and added it to my background. I pressed it down carefully with a piece of Kitchen Roll and then put it aside to dry (a couple of hours).

I made a frame out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Double Pierced Squares. Once my background was dry, I added my frame using Woodware Foam Tape. I matted onto a couple of pieces of Coconut White Card.

I cut the Industrial Chic Corner out of Steel Pearl Card twice and glued them to my background, tucking them inside my frame.

I cut the butterfly from the Industrial Chic Butterfly & Dragonfly Die Set out of Coconut White Card. I shaped it and glued it to my background, securing at the body and antenae only.

I cut a couple of the words from the Inspirational Words die set out of Black Gloss Card and added them to my frame as shown.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk


Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Woven 3 Die Christmas Card

Hi Bloggers.

I have a Christmas Card with a woven background for you today.

For the weave on this one, I cut the Classic Weaving Die out of Milk Card, I cut the Intermediate Weaving Die out of Rich Red Card and the Striped Weaving Die out of Antique Gold Pearl Card. I cut the Red and the Gold die cuts in half lengthways. I then glued the 2 Red pieces together offsetting them to fill in the gaps. I cut them into pieces that were 2 strips wide. I also glued the 2 Gold pieces together offsetting them to fill in the gaps. I cut them into pieces that were 4 strips wide.

4 strips of a Striped die cut = the width of 1 Classic and 2 strips of an Intermediate die cut = the width of 1 Classic. So, here, we basically have a 1 x 1 Classic weave in terms of how quick and easy it is.

As you can see, I have woven 2 strips of Red Intermediate through the Milk Classic then 4 strips of Gold Striped through and so on until my weave was complete.

I made a frame out of Milk Card using Sue Wilson's Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B and added it to my woven background using Woodware Foam Tape. I matted onto Milk, Rich Red, Antique Gold Pearl and another piece of Milk Card.

I cut the sentiment out of Rich Red and Antique Gold Pearl Card using Lisa Horton's Christmas Wishes Die Set.

I cut the Poinsettia Cluster Die Set out of Rich Red and Antique Gold Pearl Card and added a 5mm Cream Pearl to the centre of the flowers.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Elegant Congrats Card

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

I started my cutting die #2 from the Stitched Square Peg Board Die Set out of Coconut White Card to get my square piece of card. I removed the die and added die #1 from the set and cut. I matted onto Silver Mirror Card.

I cut one of the dies from the Ecliptic Edger die set out of Coconut White Card 4 times and glued it to the back of the SIlver Mirror Card to frame my background.

I matted onto Coconut White, then Silver Mirror and then another piece of Coconut White Card.

I cut the elements from the Make a Cake Die Set out of Coconut White Card and Silver Mirror Card. I coloured the candles using Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade Distress Markers. The decorative trim on the cake has been cut from a 3rd generation print of Shaving Foam with Bluebell, Rose Pink and Citrus Lime CS Intense Pigment Stains.

I cut the letters for my sentiment out of Coconut White Card using the Alphabet Grid Die. I cut a banner out of Silver Mirror Card using the Stitched Flags Die Set. There isn't actually a die the right size with a 'V' at both ends but it's easy to extend a die by making sure that you don't run the rollers of the machine over the straight edge at the end of the die - stop rolling just short of the edge. Take the die off the card, turn it around and re-seat it to the length you want. Cut again, stopping just before the straight edge again.

I cut my leaves and flowers out of Coconut White Card and more of my 3rd generation shaving foam background using the Pinwheel Floral Die Set. I added a small dazzler from the Silver Pack to the centre of my flowers.

I completed my card by adding an 8mm White Pearl to the corners.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Monday, 13 November 2017

Geometric 2 x 2 Intermediate Weave

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the weave, I cut the Intermediate Weaving Die out of Coconut White Card twice and out of Sky Blue Card twice. I glued a Sky Blue die cut on top of a Coconut White one, offsetting it to fill in the gaps. I did the same with the other pair of die cuts. I cut one of the die cuts into pieces 2 strips wide and wove through the other under 2 strips, over 2, under 2 and so on to the end. I continued with my weave ensuring that the pairs that I wove through stayed in the correct order i.e. always blue then white.
I made a frame using the Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B and added it to my weave using Woodware Foam Tape. I matted onto Coconut White, then Sky Blue and another piece of Coconut White Card.

I cut a Stitched Flag out of Coconut White Card and the sentiment from the Celebrations Shadow Box out of Sky Blue Card.

I cut my flowers and leaves out of Coconut White and Sky Blue Card using the Pinwheel Flower Die Set. I added an 8mm White Pearl to the centre of each flower.

Lisa Horton has shows on Hochanda today at 8am, 11am and 2pm with some 3D Paper Cuts Dies. I'm offering 10% discount on items from the shows on my website. You can find them here. Enter PAPERCUTS in the discount code box at checkout to activate your discount. Offer applies till midnight tonight.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 10th November is.................................

ursula

Please email me at juliawattscrafts@gmail.com with your address and I'll pop your card in the post.

I'm off to Norfolk today on a little beading holiday. I will be back on Friday. This means that no orders will be posted out until the weekend. Special order items will take a little longer. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Long Tall Santa

Hi Bloggers.

I have a Christmas card for you today made up from leftover demo bits -

For the background, I used a square piece of Coconut White Card cut using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares. I popped a little Tarnished Gold CS Shimmer Paint onto my Craft Sheet. I picked it up onto a Natural Sponge and dabbed it all over my background. I repeated the process with Silver CS Shimmer Paint. Next, I popped some Victorian Red CS Shimmer Paint onto my Craft Sheet. I picked it up onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam and dabbed it through the Pine Needles Mask. I also edges the card with the Victorian Red Paint. I matted onto Black Card and then anouther piece of Coconut White.

I stamped the sentiment from the Woodware Long Tall Santa Stamp Set onto Coconut White Card using Onyx Black Versafine Ink and embossed using CS Matt Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Sue's Double Pierced Squares and added it to my card using CE Mounting Cushion.

I stamped my stanta from the Long Tall Santa Die Set onto Coconut White Card using Onyx Black Versafine Ink and embossed using CS Matt Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured in using Victorian Red Shimmer Paint, Opaque White and Black Sakura Glaze Pens, Tattered Rose Distress Marker and Diamond Snow Glitter Jewels. I added Santa to my card using CE Mounting Cushion.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Wendy Vecchi Tag Topper with Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals

Hi Bloggers.

I have a tag for you today -

I started by inking a piece of Coconut White Card with Broken China Distress Oxide. I placed the Wavy Mask on top and lightly misted with water. I removed the mask and blotted with Kitchen Roll. I inked around the edges with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide.

I painted a Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Tag Topper Art Part and a The Guys Art Part with CS White Gesso. Once dry, I added Broken China Distress Oxide to them both.

I stamped the gentleman from the Studio 490 3 Cheers for Art Stamp Set onto The Guys Art Part using Watering Can Archival. I heat set the ink.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Watering Can Archival and then glued my gentleman in place.

I inked up the large text stamp from the same stamp set using Clear Perfect Medium. I added Clear Perfect Medium to the Tag Topper. I covered with CS Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals and heat set using a Low Speed Heat Tool. Keeping the heat on, I sprinkled over some CS Tropic Pearl and Midnght Blue Embossing Crystals. Once all moulten, I added my stamp and left to set for a few minutes. I peeled away my stamp and added a little CS Phill Martin Chic Moss Mica Powder. I glued my Tag Topper to my card. I punched a hole using my Crop-a-dile.

I added some Broken China Distress Oxide to my Craft Sheet. I misted with water and dragged a piece of Blue White American Seam Binding through it. I dried it with my Heat Tool and repeated the process with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide. Once dry, I added it to my tag.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.
www.juliawattscrafts.co.uk